Date, time & venue
2010-12-04;7:50am - 4:00 pm;Assembly place at Kowloon Tong MTR Exit “F”
Due to overwhelming response, the booking for this visit is full. Thanks again for your support to the Environmental Division.
(Jointly organized with Civil Division)
To better understand Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, a tour will be arranged to visit the exhibition centre, training centre and hilly park to view Daya Bay nuclear power station and Ling Ao nuclear power station and their environment.
Registration & Enquiries
This visit is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 40. Priority will be given to Environmental Division and Civil Division members. Online registration is required. The successful applicants would be notified only on or before 15 November 2010. For security purpose, the successful applicant is required to provide his/her HKID card number and re-entry permit/passport number via Ir CS Lam to be forwarded to Daya Bay. For registration, please complete the enrolment form and apply via our division website (http://ev.hkie.org.hk/). For enquiry, please contact Ir CS Lam at Tel: 91527659. Attendance certificate will be available.
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Technical Visit to Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station
Ir LAM Chi Sing
A visit to Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station was organized by the Environmental and Civil Divisions on 4 December 2010. Upon arrival, a short video was shown on the merits of nuclear energy to provide electricity supply to customers, the representative Ir Richard Fung gave us a brief on the history of Daya Bay development. Daya Bay had come into operation for 16 years and it is a safe, reliable and clean electricity supply. It supplies about 25 per cent of the electricity in Hong Kong. Ir Fung also explained two basic strategies to prevent release of radioactive materials; it provides three leak-tight barriers between the radiation source and the public - fuel cladding, primary reactor coolant system and containment building. Nuclear facilities are designed to resist earthquakes and external events. Gas and effluent are released in a controlled manner, to avoid near -and long-term impacts to the environment. The nuclear power station do not have a negative health impact record for nearby residents in the past 25 years, and low and medium solid radioactive wastes are being kept in the transitional storage within the station. Spent fuel assemblies are kept in the fuel building for 8 years before being loaded into cask to be taken away. An emergency response management system is in place, and that emergency drills are conducted on a yearly basis.
After the brief, we were taken to view the nuclear power station; we stood on the observation platform to view the whole area of nuclear power station and a pre-stress concrete structure as the outer shell of the containment building. At last we stood on the park to view the other nuclear power plant station-Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station.
On behalf of the Environmental and Civil Divisions, and participants, we thank HKNIC for the arrangement of the visit, and we also thank Ir Richard Fung to guide the visit and provided a presentation.
A souvenir presenting to Representative of the HKNIC (second from left)